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Book Description

12mo, 16cm, 74ff. (last two leaves blank; terminal blank used as lower pastedown), collation: A1-D8,E1-E2,G1-L8 (short sig E & sig F omitted as issued), engraved scrollwork title device. Contemporary sheep (corners bumped; upper joint splitting at tail), flat spine (endcaps worn), double gilt ruled spine compartments with central gilt thistle motif, tan morocco label, contemporary ink totals to columns on five leaves & occ. ms ink text spelling correction. This book serves an informative document in post-English Civil War history, illustrating the Parliamentarian process of seeking retribution from those seen as Royalist sympathisers. In 1643, two committees were created by the English Parliament to oversee the confiscation of estates of Royalist sympathisers (the Sequestration Committee) and a committee to allow effected individuals to effectively buy back their estates (the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents) through payment of a fine. The book lists effected individuals with their role and those designated delinquent together with the fines due. Most roles are given as gentleman or esquire with less common roles such as silkman, Recusant, merchant, the occasional delinquent and one “prisoner in the tower” (Sir Thomas Bendish). With a Durham connection, the book has the heraldic exlibris bookplate of Henry Askew M.B. (1729-1796) of Redheugh, Co. Durham. The Askews were a noted family of the North East. A good copy (upper pastedown & title edges browned; wanting upper endpaper & part of lower pastedown). Wing D2187
Author A Catalogue Of The Lords' Knights and Gentlemen That Have Compounded For Their Estates.
Date 1655
Publisher London: Printed for Thomas Dring at the Signe of the George in Fleetstreet near Cliffords Inne,

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